Words to Know: Grade 1

These Grade 1 vocabulary lists include many recommended high-usage words. If you’re planning to play Flashcard Factory, we recommend choosing 5-10 terms per session and using the Merriam-Webster integration to quickly add definitions relevant to your students.


How to use the words

1. Copy the words
2. Open Vocab Editor
3. Import words
4. Choose definitions
4. Play!

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Basic Words

always at all times

argue to give reasons for or against

begin to do the first part of an action

better of higher quality

between in an intermediate space or interval

both the one as well as the other

chart a sheet giving information in the form of a table or of lists or by means of diagrams or graphs

consequence something produced by a cause or necessarily following from a set of conditions

describe to represent or give an account of in words

discover to detect the presence of

discuss to talk about

during throughout the duration of

effect an event, condition, or state of affairs that is produced by a cause

event something that happens

explore to investigate, study, or analyze :look into

far at or to a considerable distance in space or time

few not many but some

finish to bring or come to an end

keep to take care of

leave to cause to remain behind

likely being such as to make a certain happening or result probable

locate to seek out and find the location of

main the chief part :essential point

may be in some degree likely to

never not ever :at no time

next immediately preceding or following

observe to pay attention to

often many times

opinion a view, judgement, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter

order to put in or bring about order

organize to arrange or form into a complete and functioning whole

participate to engage or have a share in something in common with others

pass to go by :move past

predict to declare in advance :foretell on the basis of observation, experience, or scientific reasoning

reason a statement offered in explanation or justification

review study or examine again

seem to give the impression of being

since after a time in the past

still not moving

sure marked by or given to feelings of confident certainty

thought the act or process of thinking

type a specimen or series of specimens on which a taxonomic species or subspecies is actually based

until up to the time of

unusual not usual

usual commonly or ordinarily used

while during the time that